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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Preston County Civil War Monument

 
 
Preston County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 6, 2021
1. Preston County Civil War Monument
Inscription.  
In memory of the
Soldiers & Sailors
of Preston County.

1861-1865


 
Erected 1903 by Kelly Post No. 111 of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 28.31′ N, 79° 41.25′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street (West Virginia Route 7) and South Price Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Monument is in front of the Preston County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preston County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Price's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Kingwood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Preston County Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm
Preston County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 6, 2021
2. Preston County Civil War Monument
The Preston County Court House is in the background.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); “The Pines” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James C. McGrew (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
 
Regarding Preston County Civil War Monument. On October 31, 1903, the Soldier’s Monument was dedicated with 5,000 visitors, including 100 Civil War veterans, in attendance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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